Day: May 20, 2017

Celtics open playoffs vs Tualatin

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s baseball team (13-11, 10-6) will face a familiar opponent in the first round of the state playoffs when the 16-seeded Celtics host No. 17 Tualatin (13-10, 12-5) on Monday, May 22 at 5 p.m. The two squads met on April 29 with McNary winning 13-7. But Celtics head coach Larry Keeker isn’t taking too much away from that victory. “We’d just got off a three-game week and so did they,” Keeker said. “I’m a 100 percent sure neither team saw the No. 1 pitcher from either side. We have at least some...

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Lady Celts ready for playoffs

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary head softball coach Kevin Wise wants the Lady Celts to approach the state playoffs the same way they did the regular season—one game at a time. “We’re just looking at it like that’s our championship game and then we move on to the next one and that’s our championship game,” Wise said. “I think it’s just trying to stay with what we’ve been doing. Our motto this year has been ‘one day at a time’ and that’s what we’ve done and we’ve done it really well.” McNary defeated Sprague 7-4 on Friday,...

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